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Monroe Gas-Matic Strut

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Monroe® Gas-Matic passenger car struts are gas charged and provide improved control at an economical price.

Product Features:
  • Available for import and domestic passenger cars
  • Gas-charged unit
  • Improved handling and control
  • Economical OE replacement
  • Meets OE product specifications
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Body Length:17 in
Compressed Length:17 in
Dust Shield:No
Extended Length:24.25 in
Gas Charged:Yes
Hardware Parts Pack:No
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Travel Length:7.25 in

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MonroeGas-Matic Strut
 
4.4

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable ride (11)
  • Improves handling (10)
  • Easy to install (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (12)
  • Replacement (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (10), Mechanic (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Monroe rear struts

It is easy to NOT notice long term degradation of ride and handling quality, to the detrement of satisfaction with our automobiles. Recently I purchased this 200K Toyota from a family because it no...Read complete review

It is easy to NOT notice long term degradation of ride and handling quality, to the detrement of satisfaction with our automobiles. Recently I purchased this 200K Toyota from a family because it no longer felt "safe" to them. $200 in parts from Advance and an afternoon in the tool box has returned this Avalon to a sweet ride for another 200K miles. Stone cold fit, absolute performance, couldn't be more pleased with the Monroe Struts.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Did not return my shock for identical product with discount

I ordered two shots for my rear suspension of my Toyota Camry 2001 and picked up one front and one bag per their order and they would not swap it out for an even trade...Read complete review

I ordered two shots for my rear suspension of my Toyota Camry 2001 and picked up one front and one bag per their order and they would not swap it out for an even trade even though I ordered on their own website. Very very disappointed!

Reviewed by 15 customers

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1.0

Did not return my shock for identical product with discount

By 

from Jaxsinville beach Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

I ordered two shots for my rear suspension of my Toyota Camry 2001 and picked up one front and one bag per their order and they would not swap it out for an even trade even though I ordered on their own website. Very very disappointed!

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5.0

great

By 

from booneville ky

About Me Mechanic

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer
3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Improves Handling

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement

    Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

    great stuff

     
    5.0

    Monroe rear struts

    By 

    from Coastal North Carolina

    About Me Mechanic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Ride
    • Easy To Install
    • Improves Handling
    • Returned The Stable Ride

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

    It is easy to NOT notice long term degradation of ride and handling quality, to the detrement of satisfaction with our automobiles. Recently I purchased this 200K Toyota from a family because it no longer felt "safe" to them. $200 in parts from Advance and an afternoon in the tool box has returned this Avalon to a sweet ride for another 200K miles. Stone cold fit, absolute performance, couldn't be more pleased with the Monroe Struts.

     
    5.0

    Great Strut

    By 

    from Saint Michael, MN

    About Me Casual Driver

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Ride
    • Easy To Install
    • Improves Handling

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

      Great Strut No Issues!

       
      4.0

      good product

      By 

      from new york

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Ride

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

        they were easy to install. the only problem that i had was i wasn't paying attention to which one was which and tried installing the right one on the left side but figured it out fairly quickly. the car handles and rides great now.

         
        4.0

        Good way for the DIY'er to save

        By 

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Casual Driver

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Ride
        • Easy To Install
        • Improves Handling

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

          Couldn't use the cheap boot/bumper kit; bumper didn't fit strut shaft and was too long. An offset wrench would be useful for tightening the shaft nut.

           
          4.0

          Quality Product

          By 

          from Dickson, TN

          About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Ride
          • Improves Handling
          • Improves Launching

          Cons

          • Lacks Adjustability
          • Strut Mounts Were Needed

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

          Knowing that strut mounts had bearings, I would have replaced them at the time. Now I have to take them off and redo because of the bearings.

           
          5.0

          The best for the money

          By 

          from florida

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, I Do My How Car

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Ride
          • Easy To Install
          • Improves Handling
          • It Took Me 3h Myfirtstime

          Cons

          • If U Dont Read Th Instruc

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • It Has Ore Power
          • Performance Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

          all you need to do is follow the instruction and have the rigth tools like the spring holder and use them at the right time because at from depending on the car it comes out one whole peace.But in the back u have to use the spring holder.

           
          5.0

          Gas-Matic Struts by Monroe

          By 

          from TN

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Ride
          • Improves Handling

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

            Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

            Great Products for a Great Price, Highly Recommend

             
            4.0

            Excellent Stuff with Great Prize

            By 

            from Houston TX

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable Ride
            • Easy To Install
            • Improves Handling

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Performance Driving
              • Replacement

              Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

              Really nice product, working effectively. Greatly happy with this product.

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              3 Questions | 3 Answers
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              • Q:

                On which type of vehicle can this particular strut be used for? Does it require a 4x4?
                Asked on 1/29/2014 by C from CA

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Hi C, glad to assist you! This Gas-Matic strut fits fits for the following vehicles: 1993-2002 Lexus ES300, 1996-1999 Toyota Avalon, 1994-2001 Toyota Camry and 2000-2003 Toyota Solara.

                  Answered on 1/29/2014 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                What is the weight of this product?
                Asked on 6/14/2011 by Anonymous

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  This Hidden Hitch Class III Hitch has a 2 square receiver opening with capacity up to 5,000 pounds Weight Carrying system (WC) and up to 6,000 pounds Weight Distributing system (WD).

                  Answered on 7/19/2011 by Start with Shane! from AAP
              • Q:

                How can i replace the rear struts ?
                Asked on 5/23/2010 by ramtin from denver

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  I recommend visiting your local Advance Auto Parts store and purchasing Haynes Repair Manual. The book will provide you with replacing the Shock/Strut for your specific vehicle. It will also direct you step by step with detailed instructions on the replacement process for any part on your vehicle. Also you can visit our Advance How-To section, How-To Video Clinics, and watch video "Shock and Strut Replacement."

                  Answered on 5/24/2010 by Rose from AAP
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